Beyond the Pale

Well, it officially hit 90 degrees here this weekend and that means that summer is *just* around the corner. It’s that time of year where people are stocking up on bronzer, hitting up tanning salons, and practicing crazy, voodoo witchcraft, all in the pursuit of that “healthy summer glow”. Me? I’ve never been one of those girls for a multitude of reasons: 1) I’m way, WAY too afraid of cancer to ever lay in a tanning bed or sprawl out in the sun without SPF 100, 2) No matter how hard I try, I always miss a spot whether I’m shaving or applying lotion, so I’m pretty sure self-tanner would be a disaster and 3) I don’t tan, I just burn BAD. Now, do I sometimes wish I was one of those perfectly bronzed goddesses? Hell yeah! The chance to lounge poolside and look like a person who belongs there rather than a lobster who escaped the dinner plate? Who wouldn’t want that?! When I was younger, I was super self conscious about my pale pallor, but as I’ve grown older I’ve become more comfortable in my own skin (both figuratively and literally), That isn’t to say there aren’t still days (usually when I discover yet another mystery bruise I probably got from running my shin into something) where I wish that I didn’t glow in the shade. But on those days, I try my hardest to remember to love the skin I’m in and make sure I celebrate it (usually by putting my ghostly gams on display).

Shift dress: Old Navy (this season’s floral)

Lace-up flats: Old Navy

Loop belt: Target

Earrings: Sugarfix by Baublebar for Target (similar)

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